Have I got a infection after breast reduction op?

Had op 4wks ago one suture wound looks a bit yellow have I got infection its a bit tender to touch

Doctor Answers 1

infection after breast reduction op?

Congratulations on having undergone the breast reduction procedure. At this point, the most common cause for small wounds like what you describe is a stitch abscess. These small wounds tend to drain and then go on to healonce the stitch "spits". I would suggest that you follow up with your plastic surgeon who will be in the best position to diagnose the cause of your wound and treated appropriately.

Best wishes.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 1,488 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.